DI-109 – WellBore stability and data acquisition in fractured formations

Date Submitted: 2-19-04

Title: Wellbore Stability and data Acquisition in Fractured Formations  pdf

Submitted by: SINTEF Petroleum Research, discussed the proposed project.2

Principal Investigator(s): Johan Tronvoll

Business Impact: Lack of reliable data on the reservoir rocks is a major problem for reservoir management. The problem is increasing, as there is a trend in some companies towards cutting costs by skipping coring, while an increasing number of advanced simulation tools on the other hand require more data. We here propose to utilize information about reservoir properties obtained as accompanying data during regular drilling operations. No special equipment is required except for commercially available flow meters. Such in situ measurements also allow for determination of properties that are not available from core measurements.